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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Tony Benn
Directors
Ken Loach
Screenwriters
Running Time
98 minutes

The Spirit Of '45
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Plot
Ken Loach's documentary explores the high ideals and grand ambitions of Clement Attlee's NHS and welfare state, scrutinising its implementation and subsequent neglect.


Verdict
Often fascinating and impassioned, Loach's doc lapses into polemic towards the end, an understandable side-effect of his granite-strong convictions. Probably won't get it onto Margaret Thatcher's LoveFilm list though.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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